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ESL Creativity Activity

ESL Creativity Activity

This activity is based on a creativity test developed by¬†psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance. Torrance created the¬†Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) which sought to test people’s creativity and not just IQ.

Download and print the ESL creativity activity handout:

Download (PDF, 35KB)

Students are given an image like the one shown in the picture below.

Creativity Test ESL Ellis_Paul_Torrance


Students are then given one or two minutes to complete the picture and give it a title.

After they have completed the task each student has to explain what they have drawn and the title.

This is a simple activity that is sure to get your students thinking creatively.

Here are some example of what others have created.

(image credits and for more drawings: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2010/07/10/creativity-test.html#slide1)

1 Comment

  1. Jackie

    Thanks so much for this activity! I always try to encourage creativity among my Korean students who get pushed into pretty strict boxes so early on in their lives.

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